How SOCAN Gets You Paid

Thursday, May 31, 7pm




Date: May 31, 2018 7pm ET

Title: How SOCAN Gets You Paid

Cost: FREE

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If you create original music, SOCAN wants to put money in your pocket. It’s that simple. In this FREE webinar, SOCAN’s Melissa Cameron-Passley and Aidan D’Aoust join us to simplify the world of performance and neighbouring rights and explain how SOCAN members can make sure they’re getting every cent they’re entitled to.

SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada – is a performance rights organization that represents approximately 150,000 creator members across Canada. Basically, their job is to ensure their members are paid for the use of their music around the globe, from radio play to streaming to TV and film placement to live performance and more.

You’ll learn:

-How to join SOCAN if you’re not already a member

-How SOCAN collects & distributes royalties

-How to ensure you get every cent you’re entitled to

-New initiatives SOCAN has in development …and more!

Prior to joining the A&R team at SOCAN, Melissa Cameron-Passley was an assistant at booking agency UTA, working closely with artists such as A Tribe Called Red, Arkells, Andy Shauf, Wintersleep, The Zolas, and LIGHTS. She began her career in music as a writer and performer, attending Humber College for Jazz.

Following her Bachelor of Music, she worked in various areas of the industry, including artist management, grant writing, tour coordinating, jingle singing, and teaching. She is currently a faculty member of the Regent Park School of Music.

Aidan D’Aoust works in A&R for SOCAN. Before joining SOCAN earlier this year, he was an A&R rep for Warner Chappell Music Canada where he worked closely with the company’s domestic roster and global catalogue. Along with his A&R experience, Aidan has previously acted as program and music director for Ryerson’s online radio station. For the last three years, he has also covered the Canadian music scene and more for Complex Media.

Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Musician magazine,